ou may have recently heard talk about CBG hemp products. Maybe this is entirely new information for you. Either way you should know more about the mother of all cannabinoids. CBG is a minor cannabinoid found in hemp, meaning it’s found in the plant at low concentrations. When most people think of hemp and cannabis, they focus on CBD and THC. But that leaves a whole host of other compounds out of the conversation, many of them cannabinoids. There are 120-plus cannabinoids found in cannabis/hemp, but we can only measure a few of these today.
The minor cannabinoids becoming more available on the hemp market are CBG, CBN, CBC, and THCV, which is still very rare. These cannabinoids all have unique and profound effects on our physiology which can ultimately help us improve our wellness. CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and will not cause any high or intoxicating effects. However, in one study, CBG was found to be a potential neuroprotectant which means that it could preserve neurons and resist oxidative stress.
CBG is nicknamed the “Mother of all Cannabinoids” because all other cannabinoids were once CBG before being converted into their own unique chemicals. Without CBG, there is no THC, CBD, or any cannabinoids at all. There are enzymatic pathways in the plant that convert CBG into CBD or THC and so forth. You can think of CBG as that additional source of balance and relief when your typical CBD intake is not cutting it.
A recent patent application by GW Pharmaceuticals shines a light on the many possible therapeutic uses of CBG. Its list of areas in which CBG can help is impressive, including various pain-related issues, depression, movement disorders, autoimmune diseases, cancer, and a whole spectrum of other problems.
The reality of CBG and all cannabinoids, in general, is that there is a great need for more research to be done to unlock all of their secrets. There’s a fantastic opportunity for discovery, innovation, and healing in the hemp space. That’s why the team at RopaNa Wellness stays at the forefront of cannabinoid research to develop new formulations while staying grounded in the ancient wisdom from the plant herself.